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A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: The smallest bookstore still contains more ideas of worth than have been presented in the entire history of television. -- Andrew Ross

Other Notable Events for January 22

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On this date in history:

In 1771, Spain ceded the Falkland Islands to Britain.

In 1901, Queen Victoria of Britain died at age 82 after a reign of 64 years. She was succeeded by her son, Edward VII.

In 1914, attorneys for world heavyweight boxing champion Jack Johnson, an African-American prizefighter, filed a ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for January 22

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Those born on this date include:

- Russian Czar Ivan III, known as Ivan the Great, in 1440
- British writer and explorer Walter Raleigh in 1552
- English philosopher and statesman Francis Bacon in 1561
- British poet George Byron in 1788
- D.W. Griffith, silent film director (The Birth of a Nation), in 1875
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Astronomy

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Today is Monday, Jan. 22, the 22nd day of 2018 with 343 to follow.

The moon is waning. Morning stars are Jupiter, Saturn and Mercury. Evening stars are Neptune, Venus, Mars and Uranus.

Bloody Sunday

This Day in History, January 22

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On January 22nd, 1905, Bloody Sunday took place in in St. Petersburg.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. -- Henry David Thoreau

Other Notable Events for January 21

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On this date in history:

In 1793, French King Louis XVI was executed in Paris, ending more than a thousand years of continuous French monarchy.

In 1861, Mississippi Sen. Jefferson Davis resigned from the U.S. Senate, 12 days before Mississippi seceded from the Union. He later became president of the Confederate States of ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for January 21

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Those born on this date include:

- Soldier and Vermont folk hero Ethan Allen in 1738
- explorer and historian John Fremont in 1813
- Confederate Gen. Thomas Stonewall Jackson in 1824
- Roger Nash Baldwin, founder of the American Civil Liberties Union, in 1884
- French fashion designer Christian Dior in 1905
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Astronomy

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Today is Sunday, Jan. 21, the 21st day of 2018 with 344 to follow.

The moon is waning. Morning stars are Jupiter, Saturn and Mercury. Evening stars are Neptune, Venus, Mars and Uranus.

Concorde in flight

This Day in History, January 21

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On January 21st, 1976, the first commercial Concorde flight took off.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: Children must be taught how to think, not what to think. -- Margaret Mead

Other Notable Events for January 20

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On this date in history:

In 1265, Britain's House of Commons, which became a model for parliamentary bodies, met for the first time.

In 1783, U.S. and British representatives signed a preliminary Cessation of Hostilities, which ended the fighting in the Revolutionary War.

In 1801, John Marshall was appointed ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for January 20

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Those born on this date include:

- Harold Gray, creator of the comic strip Little Orphan Annie, in 1894
- comedian George Burns in 1896
- Greek businessman Aristotle Onassis in 1906
- Italian film director Federico Fellini in 1920
- actor DeForest Kelley in 1920
- actor Patricia Neal in 1926
- actor ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Saturday, Jan. 20, the 20th day of 2018 with 345 to follow.

The moon is waning. Morning stars are Jupiter, Saturn and Mercury. Evening stars are Neptune, Venus, Mars and Uranus.

19th centuary painting of Westminster Hall.

This Day in History, January 20

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On January 20th, 1265, the English Parliament met in the Palace of Westminster for the first time.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: Forgiveness is a virtue of the brave. -- Indira Gandhi

Other Notable Events for January 19

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On this date in history:

In 1861, Georgia seceded from the Union and joined the Confederacy.

In 1920, threats against the life of Attorney General A. Mitchell Palmer, because of his activities in suppressing criminal radicalism, led officials to take every precaution to guard the head of the Justice Department.

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Notable Birthdays for January 19

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Those born on this date include:

- Scottish engineer James Watt, inventor of the steam engine, in 1736
- Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee in 1807
- American short story writer and poet Edgar Allan Poe in 1809
- French post-Impressionist painter Paul Cezanne in 1839
- Ebony magazine founder John H. Johnson in 1918<...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Friday, Jan. 19, the 19th day of 2018 with 346 to follow.

The moon is waning. Morning stars are Jupiter, Saturn and Mercury. Evening stars are Neptune, Venus, Mars and Uranus.

Portrait of Henry V

This Day in History, January 19

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On January 19th, 1419, Rouen surrendered to Henry V during the Hundred Years' War.

 

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